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Date Posted: 00:26:03 09/03/06 Sun
Author: Nokia
Subject: I would think that JAG could have scrapped up enough money to keep its secondary actors employeed if they were inclined to do so. I for one wasn't tuning in to see KT, CC or RV. I was watching to see the stars DJE and CB.
In reply to: Jennifer 's message, "I agree with Deemus on the fact that DB has done some unclassy things & made some unclassy statements.....I think here you had to alpha males (or battering rams) & neither one was going to give an inch....It would've been so easy to publically say "its a matter of money.." by both DB & DJE...DJE did want Friends type money, which unfortunately a small market show like JAG just couldn't afford. KT, CC & RV had already had their roles diminshed/eliminated & JAG using all the props they did was a very expensive show to put on the air. We as fans again may not like, but it is a business." on 17:44:41 08/26/06 Sat

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[> [> [> [> [> [> [> [> No they couldn't Nokia. They had a budget to work with just like any business does. Jag wasn't garnering the 18-49 bracket and wasn't getting the advertising dollars to stay afloat. DJE wanted "Friends" type money from a show that wasn't earning "Friends" type dollars. In trying to meet his demands a few years ago under the awful and strenuous contract negotiations they gave him $300,000.00 per episode and had to cut the budget and therefore cut out and cut back the others roles. And whether you want to acknowledge it or not, all the other cast members contributed to the show as well. -- Kathy, 09:40:19 09/05/06 Tue

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